Friends Help Library Prepare for a Great Summer

Friends of the Library Members with Library Director Jayne Beline

PARSIPPANY — The Friends of the Parsippany Library recently donated $4000 to the library system’s summer reading program.  This donation was made possible through book sales and revenue from the Book Nook, their used book store at the Parsippany Community Center.

In turn, Library Director Jayne Beline and her staff surprised the Friends with a cake to thank them for their ongoing work in supporting the library.

Friends Members with Library Director Jayne Beline

The Friends of the Parsippany Library are also contributing to the summer reading program through their partnering with Mad Science and Dawn Lau Dance Company to offer Parsippany students the opportunity to participate in half-day summer science and arts camps.  A portion of each registration ($20.00) will go back to the Friends of the Parsippany Library and then be donated to the library for the purchase of additional children’s programming and materials.  Camp will be offered at both the Main Library and Lake Hiawatha locations and be open to Parsippany residents entering first through fifth grade.  For more information and links to registration for both camps, visit the Upcoming Events section of the Friends of the Parsippany Library by clicking here.

The Friends encourage Parsippany community members to also support the summer reading program by purchasing needed materials through the Parsippany Library System Summer Reading Wish List on Amazon, found by clicking here.  Any items purchased off of this list can be brought to the Main Library at 449 Halsey Road, where they will be distributed to the correct department or library branch. Donors can further their donations by using Amazon Smile and selecting Friends of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library System.

To learn more about how you can contribute to the growth of Parsippany’s libraries, visit the Friends of the Parsippany Library website by clicking here.